Monday, December 26, 2011

OMNI Medical Center 's 5 Worst Holiday Treats

Christmas may be over...but the New Year's celebrations are just around the corner!

That's why OMNI Medical Center has come up with a list of the 5 Worst Holiday Treats ... to keep you on your best behavior while you're ringing in the New Year (and while you're on your hCG diet !)

Here are the 5 foods & drinks you should try to stay away from: 

1) Worst cocktail:

Gin and tonic (8 ounces)
240 calories
22 g sugar

Did you know that light and bubbly tonic water many people love to add to their drinks contains as much sugar as two glazed donuts? Consider a diet tonic... or calorie-free seltzer water instead.

2) Worst dip:

Spinach and artichoke dip (1/2 cup serving)
300 calories
19 g fat

Sorry to rain on your parade...but the wrong dip can transform healthy veggies and a whole grain pita into vessels for fat and hundreds of extra calories! Avoid creamy, cheesy dips at all costs and stick to tomato-based salsas and bruschetta, which are low-calorie and offer a healthy serving of vegetables.

3) Worst Side Dish:

Baked potato with butter and sour cream (1 medium spud)
400 calories
14 g fat (6 g saturated)

If you add bacon and cheese to your hot potato dish, you'll also be packing in an extra 150 calories. Try eating just the potato skins... and using 5 squirts of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray. This will give you that buttery fix... but save you from splurging on excess fat & calories.

4) Worst Hot Drink:

White chocolate mocha (20 ounces)
660 calories
22 g fat (15 g saturated)
95 g sugar
Sugary coffee concoctions can be a holiday staple for many of us—but the wrong one could deliver more calories than a Big Mac! Avoid mochas, lattes and cappuccinos and order a small coffee with a dash of almond milk and a spurt of sugar-free flavored syrup instead.

5) Worst Dessert:

Pecan pie à la mode (one small slice)
810 calories
65 g fat
55 g sugar

In the wide world of holiday pies, nothing is worse than a slice of pecan. If you absolutely have to have a sweet treat, angel food cake makes an ideal dessert. It's light, low in calories and virtually fat-free. Fresh fruit is even better.

For more holiday nutrition tips or to find out more about our medical weight loss program with hCG visit our web site: .

    Here's to a Happy (and much healthier) New Year!
    --The OMNI Medical Center Team

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